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Comment & Response
September 2017

Important Considerations for Diversity in the Selection of Dermatology Applicants

Author Affiliations
  • 1Center for Dermatology Research, Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
JAMA Dermatol. 2017;153(9):948-949. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2017.1814

To the Editor We read with great interest the Viewpoint by Chen and Shinkai1 on rethinking the paradigm by which dermatology applicants are selected. Dermatology is considered one of the least diverse specialties,2 and to address this lack of diversity in our specialty, Chen and Shinkai offer 6 outstanding recommendations. However, we believe that 1 additional imperative consideration should have been addressed—the role of the research fellowship and its implications for dermatology resident selection.